This is a local multiplayer party game that’s all about being food, and fighting it out across a number of unique arenas. It features both single player with bots and matches for up to four local players. It’s a bit disappointing that online multiplayer isn’t present, but it’s fine as a local time too. There are a few main areas that make up this game.
That includes Main Course which is a free for all option. That’s followed by Side Dish where teams battle it out together. Then there’s the King of the Cloche which is a king of the hill mode where you fight for the control of a rotating point. Finally there’s Royale Buffet where random spawning in happens food wise.
With these modes you can play across six maps, but you’ll need to unlock them which is just a silly system to have in place quite honestly. So weird that the game has limited content, and then holds some back. It’s also bizarre since this is a party game, nothing like inviting folks to play and saying we have to unlock levels to keep the action going.
As various types of food you’ll be hitting each other and taking advantage of certain power-ups. It looks decently fine, with some neat backdrops. I particularly liked the boat one, that was a cool background for the action going on. It’s just sort of a wacky game with AI that does provide some decent challenges to your style, and of course the option to play locally with others.
There’s also a neat sort of attack type block shooting, that was cool to see in action too. It’s a hard one to describe for sure. There are a good selection of characters present, and the ability to unlock new skins or characters which is a fun touch. That’s the type of thing to unlock, not levels.
Lunch a Palooza can be a fun food fighting brawler game, at the same time it’s very limited in terms of scope and locks content that should be present behind progression walls which makes no sense for a local party game. It’s really bizarre that they would hide content like that, and while it may not seem like a big deal it’s a weird move if you want people to be engaged with the game off the bat.
It’s not necessarily the greatest experience but it did provide some fun and the inclusion of bots was most certainly appreciated. It has its moments, neat environments and a fun concept to it. I did wish for more from the game however, it felt very limited in terms of the provided content.
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